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Rolex Datejust Ref. 126333


Pre-Owned Rolex 41mm Datejust, Black Dial, Oyster Bracelet, Ref. 126333

This Oyster Perpetual Datejust in Oystersteel and 18k yellow gold features a bright black dial, attached to a 18k yellow gold and steel Oyster bracelet. The light reflections on the case sides and lugs highlight the elegant profile of the 41 mm Oyster case, which is fitted with a 18k yellow gold fluted bezel. Aesthetically, the Datejust has spanned eras, while retaining the enduring codes that make it, notably in its traditional versions, one of the most recognizable of watches. This model is equipped with a new generation movement, caliber 3235, entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex for a superlative level of performance. Certified as a Swiss chronometer by COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute), it is tested a second time by Rolex after being cased to ensure that in everyday use it satisfies Rolex’s criteria for precision, which are twice as exacting as those for an officially certified chronometer. This control of the final precision of the assembled watch is carried out using a methodology and high-technology equipment specially developed by Rolex. This watch includes its box and papers.

Rolex Submariner Date ‘Hulk’ Ref. 116610


Pre-Owned Rolex 40mm Submariner Date, Green Dial, Oyster Bracelet, Ref. 116610

Launched in 1953, the Submariner was the first divers’ watch waterproof to a depth of 100 meters. In 2010, when Rolex introduced Cerachrom bezels to the Submariner, they continued to offer the option between a black steel Sub and a green steel Sub.  Unlike the older reference 16610LV “Kermit” model that had a green aluminum bezel and black dial, the updated reference 116610LV added a matching green dial to the green ceramic bezel.  Thanks to the larger case and all green dial and bezel, the Submariner ref. 116610LV was soon nicknamed the “Hulk”.

This generation of Submariner is now water-resistant to 300 meters and maintains the historic links between Rolex and the world of diving in a redesigned luxurious case with a thicker profile, fatter lugs and stouter crown guard that is fitted on a remodeled bracelet. The anti-reflective coating applied to the back of the sapphire crystal on the new generation Submariner makes it highly legible. Powered by the in-house caliber 3135, the watch’s precision has been tested by COSC. The watch includes the warranty card.

Rolex Submariner Date Ref. 116613


Pre-Owned Rolex 41mm Submariner Date, Blue Dial, Oyster Bracelet, Ref. 126613

The Rolex Submariner was first introduced in 1953 and quickly became a highly coveted watch among divers and watch enthusiasts alike. Over the years, it has evolved into one of the most iconic and recognizable timepieces in the world. Its durability, accuracy, and timeless design have made it a favorite among adventurers, celebrities, and collectors.

This Submariner Date 116613 is a stunning blend of style and functionality. Its 40mm stainless steel case is complemented by an 18k yellow gold uni-directional rotating bezel with a blue 60-minute Cerachrom insert, adding a touch of luxury. The blue dial features luminescent hands and hour markers for enhanced readability in low-light conditions, along with a convenient date window. Powering this timepiece is Rolex’s in-house self-winding 3135 caliber movement, known for its precision and reliability, and COSC certified for its accuracy. The watch is completed with a stainless steel and 18k yellow gold Oyster bracelet, offering both durability and elegance.

Rolex GMT-Master II ‘Coke’ Ref. 16710


Pre-Owned Rolex 40mm GMT-Master II, Black Dial, Oyster Bracelet, Ref. 16710

The Rolex GMT-Master II shares the roots of its earlier namesake but in a larger case with larger dial markers. This GMT-Master II uses the solid caliber 3185 with COSC certification and a hacking, quickset 24-hour hand. This is an improvement over the first GMT-Masters as the conventional hour can jump in one-hour increments to adjust to the new local time. The anodized aluminum bezel rotates with 120 clicks and the dial with tritium lume is covered with a sapphire crystal.  This watch includes the black and red ‘Coke’ aluminum bezel and it is on the stainless steel Oyster bracelet. The watch also included a recent service.

The GMT-Master was designed to meet the expanding era of commercial flight whereby pilots and travelers alike found themselves in different time zones in a single day. By adding a fourth hand to the dial and a 24-hour scale on a rotating bezel, pilots could easily track time in multiple time zones.  Whether a pilot or passenger, the GMT-Master II is still a useful companion wherever your travels take you.

Tudor Submariner Date Ref. 79090


Pre-Owned Tudor 40mm Submariner, Black Dial, Oyster Bracelet, Ref. 79090

Surprising to many, Tudor has their own Submariner, which has actually been available nearly as long as the Rolex Submariner that was introduced in 1953.  This reference 79090 is from circa 1991 and includes the original warranty card.  For this reference, Tudor reintroduced the Mercedes hands, as seen on this watch.  This watch also has the plexiglass crystal and the triple-lock crown with the Oyster case. The black dial on the watch is clean and unmarred, and the tritium is intact, with some cracking on the hands (visible under magnification.)

Rolex Submariner Date Ref. 16610


Pre-Owned Rolex 40mm Submariner Date, Black Dial, Oyster Bracelet, Ref. 16610

The Rolex Submariner 16610 received a few changes throughout its long production run that ran from 1988 to 2010. Early 16610 watches had tritium lume with ‘SWISS-T<25’ printed on the dial. In 1999, Luminova was introduced, which was identified by simply ‘SWISS’. Super-luminova was used from 2000 onwards, with ‘SWISS MADE’ printed on the dial. The first watches had lug holes, while in 2004 the lugs were solid.  As innovations were made, they were also added to the reference. In 2000, the bracelets changed, with the introduction of solid end links, and in 2008, the inner rehaut was engraved with the serial number.  Throughout the production, the Submariner was powered by the brands longest serving movement, the automatic Rolex caliber 3135 with date located at the 3 o’clock position. A solid, reliable workhorse that needed no changes.  Partly because of this movement but also due to its classic 40mm size and aluminum bezel, the reference 16610 is beloved by Submariner fans, often seen as a link between the earliest Submariners and the modern updated models. The watch is built with 904L stainless steel, a material more difficult to form into a watch that is also a preferred material for immersion in the ocean. This 16610 is in very good condition with a sapphire crystal, triplock crown and Tritium dial. The case includes lug holes to ease swapping bracelets.

Rolex Explorer II Ref. 1655


Pre-owned Rolex 40mm Explorer II, Black dial, Oyster Bracelet Ref. 1655

The Rolex Explorer II ref. 1655 was produced from 1971 to 1984.  It was upgraded from the Explorer I with the addition of a date feature and an additional orange hand with the external 24 hours graduated bezel. The movement used in this watch is the caliber 1575.  This Explorer II has a serial number that indicates a production year of 1977, as well as a Mark II dial that has been recognized as produced between 1972 to 1977, and finally a Mark III bezel that has been recognized as being in production from 1977 to 1980.  The Oyster bracelet is a Rolex USA bracelet stamped “78”, with moderate stretch.  Thus, the watch appears to carry its original components.  In addition, the case is sharp and appears unpolished, with slight swirls from wear but with no nicks.  The beauty of a watch is the dial, and this matte black dial is in lovely condition, free of marks or debris.  The tritium lume is intact and has aged to an attractive manilla color.  The 24 hour hand, which was originally orange has faded to nearly match the color of the lume patina, giving it what some collectors call a “ghost hand.”  The crystal is the correct acrylic with cyclops and is clear.  Watchworks has recently serviced this watch to ensure years of worry free wear.  This watch should please discriminating collectors and fans of vintage Rolex watches.

Rolex Datejust Ref. 16220


Pre-owned Rolex 36mm Datejust, White Dial, Oyster Bracelet Ref. 16220

The aesthetics of the Oyster Perpetual models set them apart as symbols of universal and classical style. They embody timeless form and function, firmly rooted in the pioneering origins of Rolex.  An engine-turned bezel surrounds the white dial with date wheel.  Powered by a caliber 3135 automatic movement, the stainless steel Oyster Perpetual case is covered with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and includes a quick-set date feature and a screw-down crown.  An Oyster bracelet is attached and the watch comes with the original warranty paper.

Rolex Submariner ‘Bart Simpson’ Ref. 5513


Pre-owned Rolex 40mm Submariner ‘Bart Simpson’ Dial, Oyster Bracelet, Ref. 5513

Though Rolex made earlier models named “Submariner,” the modern Submariner traces its roots to the references 5512 and 5513.  These were the first Submariners to feature crown guards and the 40mm case.   The reference 5513 was a non-chronometer rated watch (as opposed to the chronometer rated 5512), which means that the dial does not have the “Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified” lines of text.  Many consider the reduced text on the 5513 dial attractive and endearing.  They feature a plexi-glass crystal and a depth rating of 200 meters, as opposed to the later 300 meters.  Together with the bi-directional bezel, (which wasn’t changed to the uni-directional bezel until approximately 1977), the reference 5513 looks like a modern Submariner but it is distinctly vintage.

There are many features that make the 5513 one of the most beloved Submariners.  Although the reference 5513 was introduced in 1962, it’s production continued until 1990.  Over the three decades that the 5513 was produced, Rolex continued to introduce refinements and minor tweeks that serve to offer collectors a large range of variations to discover.  While the variations were not limited to the dials, the majority of the variations appeared in the dials.  There were underline dials, gilt dials, matte dials and military dials.  Within each were sub-sets, sometimes with six or more types.

This Rolex Submariner with serial number 1503465 is from circa 1967, which makes it an early production watch. This in itself makes it interesting.  Reference 5513 watches initially included gilt dials, so named for the type of printed font and glossy dials.  This watch has what has been called the Bart Simpson dial, which was the last of the gilt dials.  The dial was named for the distinctive coronet, (Official Rolex crown insignia,) whose points were relatively flat and stubby and reminded people of Bart Simpson’s hair.  Another feature of this dial is the close spacing in the word ROLEX, as well as the crosses on the ‘t’ and the ‘f’ in the abbreviation for feet are in line, which appeals to a person who appreciates balance.   The gilt font was first printed on the dial, after which a lacquer coating was placed on top.  Bart Simpson dials from this era seem particularly prone to “crazing”, which is a kind of spotting or cracking in the lacquer that results from aging.  This watch has this typical crazing, which appears evenly distributed over the dial and seems to add to the natural vintage look, as opposed to distracting from the appeal.  Because this is a gilt dial Submariner, the dial is “meters first.”

 This dial featured a unique mixture of tritium and other photoluminescent materials that offers longer lasting luminosity than tritium that appears on other vintage dials.  As a result, people may have concerns that these dials have been relumed.  The lume on this dial is intact and appears with small creases and surface dirt as expected over time from the original lume.

Regarding the rest of the watch, the correct domed plexi-glass crystal is in excellent condition.  The winding crown is the modern, “triplock” style which was the correct factory replacement for the earlier version which Rolex discontinued.  The Oyster bracelet is marked Rolex 7280 with endpiece number 80 iis in above average condition.  While the bezel has a few small scratches, it is in overall very good condition for a watch from this era.  Lastly, the case is free of nicks, has pointed crown guards, shows the brushing on top of the lugs, and the sides appear to have been previously polished.